Is it normal to not want to be around other autistic people

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Edenthiel
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23 Jan 2016, 7:09 pm

BeaArthur wrote:
If you consider that autistic folks may have some sensory issues ... then it is no surprise that another autistic person who may make sudden movements (tics) or odd noises, or simply goes on talking when you are bored, could really get on the first person's nerves.


This is so true. Especially if one person has say, an auditory sensitivity and the other verbally stims loudly and suddenly, or the visual/movement equivalent. My daughter and mother (both of whom have auditory sensitivities *and* verbally stim) can quickly induce pre-meltdown states in each other.


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23 Jan 2016, 7:51 pm

BeyondLogic wrote:
Honestly, I think all autistic people should do this or at least try if they want to have any successful social relationships.


That may be beyond some autistic people. After all, if you've seen one aspie, you've seen one aspie.


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23 Jan 2016, 8:09 pm

I think it's normal to not want to be around other autistic people. They are humans and every autistic person is different. There are NTs out there that an NT doesn't want to be around. There are certain people out there I don't want to be around and their neurology has nothing to do with it. It has to do with their thinking, their attitude and how they treat others, how they make me feel. There have even been people online I didn't want to correspond with anymore for the same reasons above. I have used the block button. In real life I try to keep low around them meaning try to not say much around them and avoid them if I can and not to say a word when they talk or say my opinion about what they say. I just try to ignore them if I can. Pretend they are not there so I can relax.


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